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Assisi via Montalcino

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Assisi via Montalcino

hello, just wondering if anyone knows if driving from Assisi to Montalcino to Siena is advisable during January. How's the scenery? Does it snow in those small Tuscan towns? Thank you...

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Yes, it does snow in Montalcino but not often is it a problem. Be sure to check the weather forcast before leaving because the secondary roads can be hazardous with snow or ice.

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thank you for your response.

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If you want to see Assisi and Montalcino, you could always check out Zeffirelli's film 'Brother Sun, Sister Moon'. It is a life of St Francis and was set in Assisi - but because the 20th century version of that city was so busy with traffic and tourists, the master film maker shot it in Montalcino - where he constructed a plaster of paris replica of Assisi's medieval cathedral and piazza inside the fortezza.

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Thank you for the information. Very useful.

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keep in mind that Assisi is a bit of a hike from Montalcino. It's a good 2 hours plus on secondary roads.

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